School Announcements

Message from the Principal

Ms. Nieves, PrincipalDear Parents and Caregivers,

For the 2017-18 school year, we will continue to build our Spanish language program. Students in grades K-3 will receive Spanish instruction 2 times in our 6-day cycle.  Third grade students who are in our Italian FLES program will not take Spanish. They will attend a library class instead.

Jefferson teachers will continue to implement and improve the practice of accountable talk in their classrooms in the 2017-2018 school year.  Accountable talk is a highly effective instructional practice where children learn how to have authentic and meaningful conversations about academic experiences. Our classrooms will continue to grow students so they have the ability to discuss challenging concepts and problem solve. Jefferson teachers will continue guiding and coaching student conversations, which result in our students actively engaging in the learning process through talk.

As a school, we will continue to use RAZ kids as required reading in school and at home. RAZ kids is a computer-based program, which offers children opportunities to read many books on their individual levels.

This spring, I will meet with all parents again by grade levels. It is important that I hear your concerns and success stories. For Jefferson to be a successful and thriving school, parent input is vital. I hope you can attend.


Kimmerly Nieves


Calendar of Events

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  • Art Residency with Ryan Cronin

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  • Jefferson/Trinity Spanish Spelling Bee at Jefferson

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  • Day 1

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  • Spring Book Fair

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Our Mission

"Together, we will accept the diversity of all children, taking them forward on their educational journeys to reach their fullest potential, and encouraging their curiosity so they become successful lifelong learners.

Together, we will foster partnerships with the goal of encouraging student achievement by building on students' strengths and supporting their social and emotional development.

Together, we will continue to promote and enhance the educational development of every member (staff, students and parents) of the Jefferson Community."

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